Organic Skincare Versus Non-Organic Skincare: Which Is Better?

The industry of organic skincare products have exponentially grown throughout the past years. This is mainly because of the public perception and the scientific evidences that this type is more effective and safer. More and more people are now discovering the beautifying wonder of organic as a means of beauty and skincare.

As this might be the case, there are still people who confuse the two. What really are the differences between non organic and organic beauty products? Read the following to learn more and know how you can achieve natural beauty.

Organic skincare

Organic skincare is known to be safer because it is made with naturally occurring substances. Since the main ingredients in it are derived directly from nature, it is readily compatible with your organic body.

The active ingredients, emulsifier, adjuvant, and additives in an organic skincare greatly depend upon the objective the product wants to achieve. This means that manufacturers can choose whatever natural ingredients they may find in nature and add what other elements to complete the concoction.

There are a lot of requirements before a product can be declared as 100% organic skincare. The certifying body in charged for this job is the USDA. So any manufacturer who wants to claim their skincare to be organic should seek the approval of USDA and FDA as necessary.

To be 100% organic means there are no non-organic ingredients that should be found within the product. In other instances, you can seek the “organic” label in case your product is made of 95% organic substances and only 5% non organic substances. In case that the organic substance in your product is only 70%, the manufacturer can specifically mention which substance is organic, such as organic papaya, organic green apple, or organic cranberry.

Non-Organic Skincare

Non-organic cosmetics have garnered negative light lately as organic cosmetics’ popularity rises and more people seek natural beauty. Since organic skincare are a bit more expensive, the use of non-organic skincare still prevails.

As the name suggests, skin care labelled as non-organic have majority of their ingredients as artificial or substances that have undergone chemical changes. These substances need to undergo laboratory processes in order to be produced.

For example, the additives of non-organic cosmetics are synthetic fragrances and colourings. The adjuvants may be synthetic preservatives, synthetic polymers, and stabilizers. Some other common ingredients are mineral fats, petroleum, paraffin, silicon, raw isolated molecules, and others.

It is true that some organic cosmetics are well-established to be safe and effective. Unfortunately, some of these products are later found to be actually harmful rather than being helpful as what the initial studies suggest. In addition to this, non-organic cosmetics may cause side effects and skin irritation to others. The biological reaction of each person to non-organic skincare may vary. Thus, there is really no established parameter whether it will cause negative effects or not.

Drawing the line between organic and non-organic beauty products will help you to make better choices. It is time that you be more conscious and identify which of these products will be safer and more effective for you to acquire impressive and natural beauty.

Maria Fernanda Lima is brazilian and an organic skincare junkie that moved to Australia over 3 years ago to be the voice of an Australian made certified organic line of skincare. She’s a beautician, blog writer and social media manager for Organi Skin Care and believes in a world where companies assume a bigger role in the community, by educating and informing their consumers on a healthier and more conscious way of living and improving their self-esteem.

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